Nas Aims to Dismiss $10 Million Lawsuit Filed by Kidnapped Promoter

Lawyer claims scheduling issues have delayed suit.

Posted: 04/24/2013 11:40 AM EDT
Filed Under Music News, lawsuit, Nas

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The concert promoter who was kidnapped in Africa and blamed Nas wants $10 million to settle the score. The only problem is, he can't seem to get the legal ball rolling.

Patrick Allocco of All Good Entertainment and his son were kidnapped at gunpoint and detained in Angola for 49 days after Nas skipped out on a 2012 New Year's Eve gig in the capital city of Luanda. Allocco's attorney, Bill Meeker filed the multi-million breach of contract suit against the Queens native in December, and, less than four months later, proceedings are at a standstill.

Meeker is having trouble getting hold of Nas' lawyer, Jonathan Davis, after a scheduled April 2 conference with the judge was nixed. Both sides agreed to ask for an adjournment, which was granted, but a new meeting has yet to be scheduled most likely because Davis wants the entire suit dismissed.

Davis has yet to make a statement on his plans, but the "Daughters" rapper washed himself of the controversy months ago when he returned the money he was paid for the show. He forked over the $300,000 paid to him by an Angolan promoter through Allocco. 

According to Allocco, the African promoter wants another $75,000 in lost expenses.

Nas asserts that the show got canned because Allocco didn't do his job, revealing that he was never given a plane ticket or a visa to enter the country.

Instead of making it to Angola, Nas flew to Miami to perform at a LeBron James party.


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